Complete Trout School New Mexico - Double Occupancy

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Complete Trout School New Mexico


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Learn how to become a complete trout angler on the San Juan River, the premiere tail water fishery in the southwest at the new Orvis Complete Tailwater Trout School at Fisheads San Juan River Lodge in Navajo Dam, NM.

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Complete Trout School New Mexico


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Learn how to become a complete trout angler on the San Juan River, the premiere tail water fishery in the southwest at the new Orvis Complete Tailwater Trout School at Fisheads San Juan River Lodge in Navajo Dam, NM.

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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The Story

When people talk about fly fishing the San Juan River the phrase "big trout" is usually not far behind. While you're at the lodge enjoy our warm accommodations, unparalleled hospitality, and wonderful food. Our kitchen staff offers delicious four course meals to satisfy any appetite.

Fisheads San Juan River Lodge is a perfect location to learn how to fly fish or to improve your skills. Our exceptional instructors can help anyone progress in their fly fishing. Learn how to cast on the banks of the San Juan then put your newfound or refined skills to the test floating down one of the best trout rivers in the Southwest. Whether you are a beginner who would like to get into the sport, or a skilled angler looking to progress to the next level, we have the knowledge and expertise to help. You will have top of the line Orvis Fly rod and reel and a beautiful setting for the ultimate Fly-Fishing School. Our on-the-water instruction and practice on actual fish can't be duplicated on a city lawn or parking lot.

In this comprehensive school, you will have the opportunity to fish from drift boats or get out and wade for different species of trout, such as brown and rainbow. Learn how to catch trout in many different scenarios. You will learn how to fish with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers and learn how to read the water and select the right fly. The skills and memories you gain here will certainly last a lifetime.

Arrival Day
2:00 Check in at Fisheads San Juan River Lodge
6:30 Appetizers and cocktails
7:00 Dinner/introductions and discussion of class program
Day One
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Brief discussion of equipment (rod, reel, line)
8:30 Pick up and lay down cast - what a fly rod needs to do in order to work-travel to casting area
9:30 Students casting
10:45 Return to the lodge
11:00 Discussion on leaders and tippet, knots, and rigging for trout in a variety of situations
Noon Lunch
1:00 Discussion on getting your line hand involved, shooting line, false casting, roll casting
1:15 Students casting
2:30 Videotape students casting
3:00 Discussion on fish senses, fly selection, basic entomology
4:00 Students walk to the river for discussion on reading water, how to fish dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers; learn how and why you mend your line
5:00 End of first day; students are welcome to continue to fish until dinner
6:30 Appetizers and cocktails
7:00 Dinner
Day Two
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Depart for full day of guided fishing to develop your new or refined skills
Noon Lunch served streamside
4-6 Return to lodge
6:30 Appetizers and cocktails
7:00 Dinner
Day Three
7:00 Breakfast
8:00 Depart for full day of guided fishing to develop your new or refined skills
Noon Lunch served streamside
4-6 Return to lodge
6:30 Appetizers and cocktails
7:00 Dinner
Day Four
7:00 Breakfast
10:00 Guests depart
Specialty 5-Day School Dates
August 2021
Single Occupancy
19-23 Thursday-Monday
August 2021
Double Occupancy
19-23 Thursday-Monday
August 2021
Single Occupancy
26-30 Thursday-Monday
August 2021
Double Occupancy
26-30 Thursday-Monday
November 2021
Single Occupancy
7-11 Sunday-Thursday
November 2021
Double Occupancy
7-11 Sunday-Thursday
November 2021
Single Occupancy
14-18 Sunday-Thursday
November 2021
Double Occupancy
14-18 Sunday-Thursday

Where is the School Located?

Fisheads San Juan River Lodge
1796 HWY 173
Navajo Dam, NM 87419
505-632-1411

What is Included in the Price?

All-Inclusive: Includes school, meals, lodging, guided fishing, Orvis Helios 10’ fly rod, Mirage reel with line and backing and a fly box with an assortment of flies.

Please note: While lodging is included the cost of the school the Lodge is not an Orvis Endorsed Lodge. Additionally, students that attend the school, will qualify for a free H3F 104-4 Outfit which will be available once the student arrives to the school and provided by Fisheads San Juan River. Non-anglers do not qualify. Outfit changes cannot be made and the outfit cannot be sent in advance of the school.

What Skill Levels Does this School Cater to?

Whether you have been fishing for 30 years or 3 days or never we will cater our personalized instruction to your individual needs.

How Many Students are in this School?

8.

What Should I Bring?

  • Fleece for under waders
  • Warm socks
  • Sunscreen
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Gloves, for the cooler months
  • Rain Gear
  • Layered clothing
  • Camera
  • Lip balm
  • Buffs
  • Moisture wicking shirts and/or sun protection shirts

Do I Need to Purchase a License?

Yes, you can buy them online at the New Mexico Division of Game and Fish website. You will need a 5 day license with both Habitat stamps. The cost is $34.

What Lodging is Available or in the Area?

Lodging is included.

What About Meals and Dining?

Meals are included.

Other Questions?

Q: Can I bring my own wine or alcoholic beverage?
A: No, that is against our license conditions. You may have anything you bring in your room.

Cancellation Policy & Fees:

If you must cancel your trip, refund fees are based on the cancellation date, as follows:

  • +90 days prior to trip - Full refund
  • 60-90 days prior to trip - 50% of trip cost
  • 59 days or less to trip - 100% of trip cost

Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip insurance, by clicking here.

For questions please contact Orvis School and Reservations (toll free) 866-531-6213

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